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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Erik PaulsenMinnesota's new congressman attends inauguration
    Minnesota's newest member of Congress, Republican Erik Paulson of the 3rd District, is among those attending today's inauguration. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the experience.6:20 a.m.
  • City hallThe state budget in your backyard
    A look at the impact of Minnesota's state budget shortfall through the experience of one city -- White Bear Lake.6:50 a.m.
  • Traders at the New York Stock ExchangeCommentator considers networking, Minnesota style
    Minnesota's state budget is running a deficit largely because of a down economy. For many people, especially the unemployed, weathering the economic storm means networking like crazy. But is all that networking really necessary in Minnesota?6:55 a.m.
  • SupportMinnesotans among the millions in D.C. for inauguration
    Millions of people from all over the country are in the nation's capital to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama today, including many from Minnesota. One of them is Miguel Diaz, a professor of theology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.7:20 a.m.
  • Amy KlobucharMinnesota's only U.S. senator busy on inauguration day
    Minnesota's only U.S. senator, DFLer Amy Klobuchar, attended the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama today. Yesterday, she hosted an open house reception for Minnesotans at her Senate office.7:25 a.m.
  • Market volitalityMarkets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.7:40 a.m.
  • George ThompsonDiversity leader reflects on Obama inauguration
    One of the Minnesotans attending Barack Obama's inauguration is George Thompson.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama, D.C. Set For Historic Inauguration
    Inauguration Day is here and visitors are jamming the nation's capital to watch the country's first African-American become president.
  • Obama Practices What He Preaches: Service
    President-elect Barack Obama spent the day before his inauguration focusing on service. He called on Americans to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by volunteering in their communities.
  • Kenyans Celebrate Obama's Inauguration
    Kobama, Kenya, is the ancestral home of Barack Obama's father. Residents there have been writing songs in honor of the president-elect.
  • Black Politician Says He Represents All Americans
    Like Barack Obama, Cory Booker is regarded as a leader whose appeal transcends racial politics. Booker is mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He talks with Renee Montagne about the new era of politics in which black elected officials can now represent all of America, just as white politicians once did.
  • Green Ball: Eco-Friendly Glamour
    Besides becoming the first black president, Barack Obama may well be the greenest. He says he wants to "green up" the energy economy. Some people who want to help him do that came to the Green Inaugural Ball Monday night which was one of four environmentally-themed events scheduled for inauguration weekend.
  • Rev. Warren Draws Praise, Protests In Atlanta
    The Rev. Rick Warren, the conservative pastor tapped to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration, drew some opposition Monday in Atlanta, where he was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King holiday celebration. Warren is the pastor of the 22,000-member Saddleback Church in California and author of A Purpose Driven Life.
  • Remembering The Civil Rights Struggle
    History will be made Tuesday when Barack Obama becomes the nation's first African-American president. For a lot of people who grew up during the struggle for civil rights, this is a historic moment.
  • Chrysler, Fiat Mulling Over Partnership
    Chrysler reportedly is in talks with Italian carmaker Fiat about a possible alliance. Neither company has announced details. Industry publications report Fiat could take a stake in Chrysler. A deal might involve Fiat retooling Chrysler factories and helping Chrysler produce more fuel efficient vehicles. Fiat would also sell cars in the U.S. through Chrysler.
  • Extra! Extra! Read All About Obama's Inauguration!
    Many newspaper publishers hope Barack Obama's inauguration will give them at least a one-day lift in circulation as Americans buy special commemorative editions. The Washington Post plans to use 500 street hawkers to try to get the papers into the hands of out-of-towners.
  • Vendors Out In Full Force With Obama Souvenirs
    Visitors to Washington can find just about anything they need with Barack Obama's picture on it. Hoodies, key chains, and buttons — just to name of few of the souvenir items. Street hawkers are everywhere and there are millions of people converging on the nation's capital.

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